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Old 05-18-2017, 06:55 PM
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"Breakin' Away" by Al Jarreau....classic Jeff Porcaro on that track. So good....
Yep, it's almost like Rosanna with a different melody. :)
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:44 PM
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Wow- I didn't know JP played on Breaking Away, but it certainly sounded like his style.
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Old 12-11-2017, 06:18 PM
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:08 PM
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Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

Every video I've seen where Jeff is talking and instructing, it's clear that he's dealing with some kind of abnormal stomach thing where it seems like he has to burp on a regular basis. Does anyone know what's going on wit dat?
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:34 PM
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That could be a form of Tourettes.

I knew a fellow who did the same thing.

I don't think it's a stomach problem, but who knows?
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:39 PM
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I also noticed he does that. He does it a few times here from 4:00.

https://youtu.be/iMLGPD-nyT4

Seems to me like he probably ate a big lunch and maybe with a beer or fizzy drink before shooting the video and he's just surpressing burps.

Does he do it on other videos Larry?

Tourettes..nah. Heard several interviews with him, never interspersed with shouts of random words. Might be funny if he had though.

"When Toto first started, we..BOZ SKAGGS !.. wanted to create songs that were.MASSIVE TOMS!.. commercial but still.SWISH KNOCKERS! ...retaining musical integrity... STICK BUTT! " :D
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:52 PM
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I read/saw an interview where JP was saying he was growing frustrated trying to nail "Reeling in the Years." He took a break, saying they'd be better off with another drummer. Fagen and Becker came after him and convinced him to give it another try. He came back and got the track on the next take, or something to that effect.

It's a practice track of mine and one that certainly exceeds my abilities. The BD is mixed low and it's hard to distinguish exactly what's going on. Sometime it sounds like a 1 and 3 pattern, other times more of a dotted quarter-- eighth gallop thing. It also seems to straighten out somewhat on the chorus.

Can anyone give me any insight into this track?
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:19 PM
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I also noticed he does that. He does it a few times here from 4:00.

https://youtu.be/iMLGPD-nyT4



Does he do it on other videos Larry?
Yea, I noticed it on at least 3 videos. It seems like a constant thing with him.
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:05 PM
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I read/saw an interview where JP was saying he was growing frustrated trying to nail "Reeling in the Years." He took a break, saying they'd be better off with another drummer. Fagen and Becker came after him and convinced him to give it another try. He came back and got the track on the next take, or something to that effect.

It's a practice track of mine and one that certainly exceeds my abilities. The BD is mixed low and it's hard to distinguish exactly what's going on. Sometime it sounds like a 1 and 3 pattern, other times more of a dotted quarter-- eighth gallop thing. It also seems to straighten out somewhat on the chorus.

Can anyone give me any insight into this track?
Yep, I can help you on that.

There's two distinct bass drum variations in this song, all based on broken up 1/8 note triplets. A single complete 1/8 note triplet has 3 'partials': the '1', the 'trip' and the 'let'. So a full bar of 1/8 triplets would be:

1-trip-let 2-trip-let 3-trip-let 4-trip-let

When I say 'broken up' it simply means each triplet has one or more of any of those partials omitted to create syncopated triplet rhythms.

The instrumental and chorus sections bass drum pattern is 1(trip)let (snare) 3(trip)let (snare), where the middle partial 'trip' is omitted.

All vocal verses, the bass drum pattern is just the very last partial of each and EVERY triplet per measure, starting and ending on the 'let' of beat 2. So they're all pushed bass drum strokes on the vocal sections.

(1 trip)let (2 trip)let (3 trip)let (4 trip)let

Hope that makes sense. :)
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:13 PM
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Yea, I noticed it on at least 3 videos. It seems like a constant thing with him.
!! I noticed this burping almost immediately after watching that video years ago and wondered why but had no one to question it with. It was that obvious.

Always assumed it was a stomach issue that might have been with him for a while.
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:56 AM
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..I read/saw an interview where JP was saying he was growing frustrated trying to nail "Reeling in the Years." He took a break, saying they'd be better off with another drummer..

..Can anyone give me any insight into this track?..

Porcaro is not playing on that one..
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:59 PM
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Thats Jim Hodder I believe on Reeling.

Ha, looking it up to make sure I wasn't misremembering I came across and interesting tidbit on wikipedia, not sure if true, but I love stuff like this...

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has reportedly said that Elliott Randall's guitar solo on "Reeling In the Years" is his favorite solo of all time

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Old 03-08-2018, 08:15 PM
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Porcaro is not playing on that one..
Yea, it's another song - but I can't remember which one. sorry
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:19 PM
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Was it Black Friday? I remember the story but not sure which track.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:56 PM
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Ah, my bad. In any event thanks Merlin, will work on that.
I looked for the interview, couldn't find. Maybe it was Black Friday, that's another difficult one, and love the wicked intro fill on that.

Edit- yes, it was Black Friday, he was mentioning his dislike of shuffles.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:58 PM
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Is anybody know what line of cymbals Paiste Jeff used on his DVD ?
"Jeff Porcaro - Instructional Drum DVD"
Especially what's serie the hi-hat ??
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:41 AM
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Paiste but can't quite tell from the black label.
I thought he used formula 602 heavy hi hats, though I could be wrong.

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Old 11-02-2018, 11:58 PM
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sorry if this is a repost, but Jeff master class at MI from the 80s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ6tzbKsKKk
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